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Friday, October 02, 2009

On the Street...Covered Buttons, Paris

George always looks great. I hate the phrase "classic with a twist," but George seems to be a master at that.

Here he wears a very classic DB from Anderson & Sheppard - but insisted on covered buttons for the jacket.

Such a small detail, but it completely changes the feel of the look - more like Men's Couture.

Comments on "On the Street...Covered Buttons, Paris"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:03 PM) : 

The return of Miami Vice? The only aspect I don't like about the ensemble is the turned up collar. Everything else seems to work.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:06 PM) : 

The covered buttons give a formal feel but with the white trousers and grandpa collar shirt, we're hitting casual with touch of COOL.
Sart, are you planning a trip to Stockholm for your book signing or was that it?


Blogger SpiegelEule said ... (2:09 PM) : 

strong look!


Anonymous Holly said ... (2:10 PM) : 

I always think of European style when I see a DB...and he looks hot in his!!


Blogger Couture said ... (2:12 PM) : 

LOVE this colour combination on men and the sexy hint of the collarless grandad? shirt underneath...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:15 PM) : 

Great channeling of navy influences with the lightness of a European afternoon.


Anonymous klee said ... (2:19 PM) : 

really suave.


Blogger Victor said ... (2:19 PM) : 

Love the outfit except for the buttons, not feeling them at all.


Blogger Simone said ... (2:27 PM) : 

The blue of that jacket is wonderful....but Why do I want him to say "I'll Be Baaaack?


Blogger mi moleskine y yo said ... (2:32 PM) : 

Great picture. Blue and white. I Love to wear blue and white in summer


Blogger Sniurk said ... (2:34 PM) : 

cool cool


Anonymous gustave said ... (2:47 PM) : 

wow! he looks fantastic! you really cant get enogh of team vogue nippon, can you? i know i cant...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 PM) : 

I wish I could do that. I don't like the look, but I really respect anyone who has that strong a sense of self to carry the look.


Blogger Gil said ... (2:50 PM) : 

Bad ass HOT DUDE!! . This guy rocks!!! Great cut on the jacket from my favorite tailors.


Blogger Daphne said ... (2:55 PM) : 

agreed. This is truly impeccable.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:56 PM) : 

He is a very handsome man. His jacket is wonderful. Like the white shirt, white pants, white kerchief in his breast pocket. Hate the cigarette.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (3:03 PM) : 

He looks so dandy. I love this shot. Looks like a...portrait of a world famous someone.


Blogger Phoebe Rose said ... (3:03 PM) : 

He is looking incredibly sharp!


Blogger missy said ... (3:04 PM) : 

love the way he wears it:)
love jackets with tees like this:)
full charisma!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:08 PM) : 

I admire anybody who can manage white pants in an urban environment. 2 minutes, and I'd have major smudges on mine.


Blogger Allister said ... (3:28 PM) : 

WOW...great look...i like the covered buttons


Blogger Alice Olive said ... (3:37 PM) : 

I like it. To me, this is a classic without a twist. The twist has been removed! The covered buttons make this ultra clean and minimal. Always better (to my eye anyway).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:20 PM) : 

Pleaseeee, I need this jacket!!! It is awesome!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:23 PM) : 

This is an extremely strong look - Parisian people are possibly the best dressed in the world. Like the hanky peeking out of the pocket

Polly x


Blogger CHICMUSE said ... (4:23 PM) : 




Blogger Jacqueline said ... (4:25 PM) : 

I LOVE this look!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 PM) : 

"Classic with a twist" is where it's at.
His jacket is like a second skin on him.
Such sartorial beauty. The play of contrasts
is so tactful. DB jacket with henly neck, dark blue and white. The covered buttons that subdue the flash of DB jacket.

Same goes to the girl in the "Camera Crush" post.

Viva bespoke!


Blogger Ammu said ... (5:03 PM) : 

Very dapper - I love it!


Blogger Brummagem Joe said ... (5:09 PM) : 

Not my thing, I'm too old and not as good looking, but it's hard to deny he looks very good. But then he'd look good in most things and it's hard not to wonder if that A & S jacket wouldn't look even better with the pants it goes with and a regular shirt. I suppose I'm asking the question is he trying to hard?.....Still he looks great.


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (5:55 PM) : 

He looks incredible and his jacket fits him like a dream.


Anonymous davidsl said ... (6:04 PM) : 

while he IS a handsome man, and i agree that the covered buttons are an inspired idea, it does look like he's trying too hard, especially with the popped collar and the hand in the pocket. i do like the white pocket square with this outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:16 PM) : 

a bit cliche-looking...


Blogger saint stephen said ... (6:35 PM) : 

"the last of the famous international playboys"

looks good on him. in spite of the upturned collar.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:45 PM) : 

I love it, whether I can I can pull something like that off is another question..

Speaking of questions, any idea what sunnies/shades he's sporting.?


Blogger Lolitta said ... (8:21 PM) : 

Love the color contrast..very dapper indeed.


Anonymous HW90 said ... (8:38 PM) : 

Gorgeous jacket. Love, love blue and white. That said, and I'm not one for rules, it's October for Christ's sake.


Blogger Lance Miller said ... (8:42 PM) : 

Love the covered buttons!! Nice


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:46 PM) : 

No cool!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:50 PM) : 

No cool! Be relaxed! Don´t be afraid to take your sunglasses of!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:14 PM) : 

I'm torn here, in my opinion a double breasted flat collar should not be upturned. But, I don't think he would be pulling off the "international playboy" (to quote "saint stephen" (and Morrissey)) look so well if it wasn't.


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (10:03 PM) : 

It's classic because it's disciplined. Heck, even his cig is white!


Blogger Kiwi said ... (12:23 AM) : 

he looks so smart n slick!!!


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Anonymous garciamadrid said ... (6:16 AM) : 

very chic and elegent


Blogger MAISON CHAPLIN said ... (7:56 AM) : 

What a stunning sunglasses! And the blazer is Wow too.

MAISON CHAPLIN at Paris Fashion Week


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:57 AM) : 

Handsome and like the look except the collar up (contrived and affected) and the cigarette--NOT cool...otherwise Id ask him back for sure! ;-) Jack


Blogger .::Vinda::. said ... (12:01 PM) : 


the man really knows how to dress :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 PM) : 

What kind of sunglasses is he wearing?


Anonymous Blank Label said ... (8:34 PM) : 

the jacket is sexy. but just seems much more formal without plain buttons.
but it's really nice. i love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 PM) : 

this look is kinda badass. i'm jacking it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 PM) : 

Covered buttons in a double breasted midnight blue?

That's not half of a dinner jacket he's wearing is it?


Anonymous Boubouka said ... (12:35 AM) : 

Unlike many who've spoken before me, I find the half turned jacket collar an element of inspiration. If he had turned up the collar more, the lapel would be turned too, which would damage the look of the jacket. He gives me ideas for dressing down a formal blazer. (Another is to leave one button undone.)

What I don't like too much - although George is a very good-looking guy - is that his pants look too white and too flimsy for this ensemble. I noticed that George likes to wear cotton-looking pants; sometimes they lack the right weight and shape and don't hang beautifully enough.

Back to the whiteness of the pants. I have a feeling that if I see him moving around in this outfit, my eyes would feel a slight sting at the too-strong contrast between the blue and white.


Blogger pixie said ... (7:30 AM) : 

Good look and yep, it is classic with a twist. I don't care about the fabric covered buttons either way to be honest. I'd like it a whole lot better with the collar down.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:38 PM) : 

give me the jacket and the shirt...ill find my own pants ;)


Blogger Joy Mars said ... (6:57 PM) : 

Next time you snap George, Sart, tell us more about him. He's part of the Paris fashion scene it seems.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:23 AM) : 

I've seen him looking sharp in blue and white in another picture of yours.

Some people have said the look here is contrived (collar, cigarette, shades), but it makes for a great photograph.

I'd like to see a cool wristwatch peeking out from the cuff (Omega Seamaster, maybe).


Anonymous loulou elizabeth said ... (6:02 AM) : 

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the jacket. covered buttons definatly change the look. NOT feeling the white contast much to boat like for me. I love boats and i can sail but i dnt wanna look like a pirate. ya digg? however i also LOVE LOVE LOVE the sunglasses. very handsome man. not feeling the tan tho. bit orange for me


Blogger indigo warrior said ... (7:57 AM) : 

Since so much of fashion is recycled, I really think it's the little details that make it fresh and new. Buttons are one of those details.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:05 AM) : 

"Such a small detail, but it completely changes the feel of the look - more like Men's Couture".... how silly...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:54 PM) : 

love it... but what, whose and how are those pants?
and shoes?! .... what about the shoes??......

please mail me some detail... thanks.


Blogger missyhelly said ... (11:00 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:50 PM) : 

Very handsome...cigarette and all!


Anonymous The Spaniard! said ... (1:38 PM) : 

I like the total look! specially the t-shirt with buttons, it is the most important touch. there is not detail showing more than other, but what makes me scared is to see him without the blasier. The look can change into something not really nice without it.


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